As with “Millionaire,” these practices are widely accepted, roundly applauded, but nevertheless quite controversial. In this article, I will first examine the historical origins of high-stakes testing. Next, I will describe the growing interest in these tests in elementary and secondary schools as well as the tensions that have resulted. Then, I will explore the most significant challenges to the use of high-stakes testing as a requirement for graduation or promotion to another grade. This article will close by contemplating the likely future of the movement for testing and accountability.
Moran, Rachel F.
"Sorting and Reforming: High-Stakes Testing in the Public Schools,"
Akron Law Review: Vol. 34
, Article 4.
Available at: http://ideaexchange.uakron.edu/akronlawreview/vol34/iss1/4